Côtes du Rhône, France's beloved wine region will host an innovative culinary experience at Second Floor, a beautiful venue and open-air terrace located above 6th Avenue in Chelsea. The inaugural event will be held Sunday, June 23rd from 5:15 to 8:30pm and will transport attendees to South Eastern France with an unforgettable French wine bar and food experience. Guests can select between the all-inclusive General Admission and VIP (early entry) tickets. VIP Ticket holders and trade professionals are invited to attend a pair of masterclasses before doors open to public.
This is a teaser of what the consumer event offering includes.
We hope you share the news with friends and followers.
60+ Wines, 700+ Bottles of Wine, only 400 guests.
10+ Chefs will be on-hand to explain all the dishes.
10+ Sommeliers are excited to be your guides through the event.
Tickets still remain, feel free to invite your friends and followers to an amazing culinary experience this Sunday. Follow us @cdrfest on Instagram or like or Facebook Event page here.
White Wines with
- Assorted Country Pate, Mustards, Pickles, Crostini
- Radish & French Butter Bar
- Artisan Breads with French Butter & Salt
Rose Wines with
- Purple Tomato Skewer- Reblochon Cheese, Turnip Seed Oil, Shibazi Spice
- Sirloin Tartare, Fleur de Sel, Rosé Vin, Fried Capers, Cured Yolk, Crostini
- Praline Profiterole: Cocoa Choux, Hazelnut Ice Cream, Vanilla-Tonka Chantilly, Chocolate Sauce
Red Wines with
- Jambon Persille Terrine
- Beef Wellington Sausage with Grain Mustard
- Boudin Blanc Sausage Red Wine Poached
- Mussels Suzette, Crispy Leeks, Sherry and Pepper Conserva
- Gnocchi Parisienne, Aged Comte, Tomato Jus, Wildflower Honey
- And a wide-selection of artisan cheeses, warm French olives and Biellese Charcuterie.
The French wine and gastronomy revival will highlight over 60 wines will be showcased throughout the festival from a seminar to the main tasting. These wines span the different styles of the Côtes du Rhône, highlighting the diversity and heritage of the area. Guests can explore them alongside a regionally inspired menu—featuring the flavors of lavender, truffles and olives—crafted by celebrated chefs.
Participating chefs include Tyler Atwell of Lafayette Grand Café and Kimberly Plafke of Grand Army, as well as artisan Baker Raymond Smith of Blacksmith’s Breads, Salumi-Maker Drew Buzzio of Salumeria Biellese, Phillip Kirschen-Clark of The Milling Room, Jocelyn Guest & Erika Nakamura of J & E Smallgoods, David Robinson of Formaggio Kitchen, Eric Simpson of The East Pole, Joshua Smith (Boston), Mary Dumont (Boston), Mitch Willis and Garth Jobb of Hudson & Charles Dinette and Butcher Shop.
Participating sommeliers include Betsy Ross of L’avenue, Master Sommelier Fred Dex aka The Juiceman, Nicolas Prieto from the Grand Hyatt New York City, Anna Cabrales of Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe and Meaghan Levy of The Pierre New York.
Attendees will taste wines paired with a commune of flavors of the region including lavender, truffles, olives and dried herbs. White wines will be poured with a variety of heirloom radishes, french butters, fresh artisan breads and sustainably-raised mussels. Rose wines will be served alongside pates of duck and game, hand-chopped beef tartare and a specially hand-crafted gelato. The red wines will showcase chef prepared pastas, cured meats, salumi and terrines. All guests will nosh on a wide-selection of olives and artisan cheeses including Saint Marcellin, Tomme de Savoie, Reblochon and Dauphinois to name a few. Expect culinary surprises and education while sipping some of the best wines available in New York City.
VIP - 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM - $80 - Start celebrating with early access and treat yourself to the VIP experience which includes an extra 45 minutes of extravagance. Start with a tasting of cured meats, artisan cheeses and olives, special wines from the winemakers and nibbles from the chefs.
GENERAL ADMISSION - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM - $55 - A unique culinary experience of gastronomy paired to more than 60 wines including 17 crus of the Côtes du Rhône, from North to South. General Admission is an experience filled with culinary creations from celebrated chefs preparing mouth-watering dishes showcasing the culture of the region.
VIP SEMINAR FOR $15 - 4PM - 5PM - The Masterclass: Experts discuss the classics and newcomers of the wine region. If attending the Masterclass, please arrive 10 minutes prior.
Rocking the Rhone - The Many Faces of Côtes du Rhone!
Join Master Sommelier Fred Dex as he rocks through a guided tasting to explore the many colors, styles and flavors the Côtes du Rhone has to offer. Côtes du Rhone is one of the most popular and accessible wines in the world today. It’s name is known by wine professionals and aficionados alike. Behind this popular wine exists a unique world of grape varieties, blends and styles that have been the inspiration for many of the world’s greatest wine blends. GSM anyone? We are excited to share the story along with the many faces these colorful wines embody with you! Santé!